Now, I hear you ask, whats he going to be blogging about tonight, its been dark since 5 o'clock?
The truth is not much really but I've just had Bunty on a torchlight walk at Boulmer, south from the lifeboat hut ( now thats local patchwork, walking it in the dark). As we returned to the car a Barn Owl was hunting along the strand line towards the village. Only my second sighting here.
I wondered what it was hunting but I suppose mice will venture from the grass onto the sand and I once found a Water Shrew on Hauxley beach in a Fabric Conditioner bottle. It must have been feeding on sand hoppers and taken refuge in the bottle and been trapped. It was released back to more suitable habitat nearby.